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Name: __________________________________ Date: _________________ Period: ______Chesapeake Bay Then and Now Data Analysis Lab and Research AssignmentWe know that humans have the ability to both positively and negatively impact ecosystems in a variety ofways. These impacts can have a wide variety of consequences and demonstrate that our actions willaffect more than just our own species.Here in Northern Virginia, we live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, an area of vast biodiversity andecological importance. The bay is a great resource for humans, if we manage it appropriately. Completethe following data analysis quick labs from theAmerican Museum of Natural History (2015)to evaluatethe condition of the Chesapeake Bay “Then” (before European settlers) and “Now” (21stcentury). Usewhat you learn to complete the research assignment outlined at the end. These three documents will beincluded in your biology portfolio as a piece of evidence from the ecology unit.Part 1: Questions for Chesapeake Bay Food Web Before Large-scaleFishing1.Examine the food web before humans lived in the Chesapeake. Noticewhich species groups are abundant (dark circles) and which species groupsare rare (light circles). Color or check the squares on the chart below toindicate which species groups were rare or abundant.
2.Are most species abundant or rare? Which species groups are rare?3.The species groups in the chart above and are organized by trophic level.

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Term
Spring
Professor
patanarut
Tags
Ecology, trophic level, Apex predator

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